Genome-wide study identifies ~600 loci associated with risk tolerance and risky behaviors


Risk tolerance—defined as the willingness to take risks, typically to obtain some reward—varies substantially across humans and has been actively studied in the behavioral and social sciences. An individual’s risk... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Richard Karlsson Linnér (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  2. Pietro Biroli (University of Zürich)
  3. Edward Kong (Harvard University)
  4. S Fleur W Meddens (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  5. Robbee Wedow (University of Colorado Boulder, Institute for Behavioral Genetics)
  6. The Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC)
  7. David Cesarini (New York University)
  8. Daniel J Benjamin (University of Southern California)
  9. Philipp Koellinger (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  10. Jonathan P Beauchamp (University of Toronto)

Topic Areas

Cognition: Education, Intelligence, Memory, Attention , Personality, Temperament, Attitudes, Politics and Religion , Substance use: Alcohol, Nicotine, Drugs


SY-7A » Large-scale genome-wide association studies and applications (16:40 - Friday, 22nd June, Auditorium)

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